The national flag carrier is expected to officially open ticket sales on October 20 immediately after receiving permission from local authorities.
The group, comprising Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, and Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO), plans to operate approximately 40 routes across the country from October 21 to November 30, nearly equal to the total number of pre=pandemic routes.
Compared to the pilot period, several domestic air routes have been resumed in a bid to connect with new destinations, including Con Dao, Dien Bien, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, and Lam Dong.
The frequency of flight routes is set to be gradually increased in order to meet the market demand. As a result, Vietnam Airlines is expected to operate over 90 daily flights starting from October 21, and increase the figure to nearly 120 flights from the end of October to November.
On the major routes between Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang, Vietnam Airlines plans to operate two flights per day, while Pacific Airlines will operate one flight per day.
On other local routes, Vietnam Airlines will reopen five routes between Da Nang and Hai Phong, Buon Ma Thuot, Nha Trang, Da Lat, and Can Tho from mid-November.
The remaining routes will subsequently be operated by VASCO, including routes between Hanoi-Dien Bien, Ho Chi Minh City-Con Dao, Ca Mau-Rach Gia, and Can Tho-Con Dao.
Previously, during the 11-day pilot scheme from October 10 to October 20, Vietnam Airlines Group had operated a total of 16 routes, conducting 150 flights and transported nearly 12,000 passengers.